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Jules Forth Exhibition Statement

My genre tends towards still-life and like most still-life painters I admire the 17th century Dutch masters, such as Pieter Claesz. I have also been influenced by the contemporary art of the Italian hyper-realist painter Luciano Ventrone. There is a simple harmony to his compositions: a perfect balance of lights and darks, warms and cools and a sensibility to the placing of objects on the canvas. I love the richness of colour pitched against the sobriety of the foreground and the ensuing tranquility. My technique draws upon those methods used by artists of the Renaissance. My works are strongly tonal and are created using multiple layers of oil paint on linen.

Born UK, living in Sydney

Art Education:
• BA Hons History of Art, Manchester University, UK: 1978-81
• Julian Ashton School of Art with Frank Giacco: 2004
• National Art School with David Eastwood & Ian Greig: 2005
• Charlie Sheard Art School: 2006-8

• Mary Place Group Show: Studio 16.1. 2007
• Weekend Australian Sydney Art Show, represented by Rushcutters Bay Gallery. 2007
• Rushcutters Bay Gallery Christmas Show. 2007
• The Charlie Sheard Studio School Show at Damien Minton Gallery. 2008

• Kambala School Art Show 2004: Highly Commended
• Waverley Art Prize 2007: Finalist


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